Mississippi Mood,Hip Shake,Blue And Lonesome,Thank You,Feel Good Funk>Jam>Turkish Coffee>Amazing Grace>Turkish Coffee,My Head Is A Bad Neighborhood,Doin' Time In The Blues Penitentiary,Same Thing*,Driftin' Blues>I-55,Help Me**,Scratch My Back**,Reverse Technology
Jason Ricci - Harp (harmonica) and vocals
Shawn Starski - Guitar
Tom "Slim" Louis - Bass
Maki Bergara - Drums
* Shawn on vocals
** Ben Nathanson on amplified harp, Jason on acoustic
Driftin' and Driftin' contains Bach "Minuet In G" tease.
Reverse Technology contains "Mr. PC", "Afro Blue", and "My Favorite Things".
Slight cut in I-55 (2:29) due to tape flip
Volume fluctuations and some edits in Reverse Technology (11:43-14:59)
due to power problem.
May 5, 2006 Subject:
While this performance rocks, I just don't feel the soul I was hoping to hear. No doubt Jason is a bad mother and does things quite frankly can't be done on a diatonic(!), their sound misses the mark as far as blues is concerned. If one is expecting straight ahead blues, you may leave a bit disappointed. These cats are really stretching the boundries. Don't get me wrong, I dig the sound a bunch, in a jazzy kinda way!! Check out Pat Ramsey for a taste of who Jason studied with.
April 21, 2006 Subject:
This is really a wonderful recording. What a harp player. I heard a lot of player(Rod Piazza,James Harman) but Jason Ricci is fantastic.*****
April 21, 2006 Subject:
This is really a wonderful recording. hat a harp player. I heard a lot of player(Rod Piazza,James Harman) but Jason Ricci is fantasic.*****
October 18, 2005 Subject:
Trust the reviews indeed!
I had heard about Jason Ricci from archive.org posters for a long time, but never sat down and listened to the music.. I tried out this show and let me tell you, it smokes! .. first off, i'm glad to see the mp3's / streaming option was allowed for this recording. thanks for that. .. The first song is a slow intro harp. with mellow / lazy feel to it, a little muffled. but don't let the first track fool you. go to track 2 "Hip Shake" and see what this show is really about ... A get-up and dance fun traditional chord progressions.. really fun stuff. "Blue & Lonesome" is just that .. a slow sad blues song. "Feel Good Funk" is nice and funky, and the "Jam" after FGF is kinda arabian / middle eastern feeling. "Doing Time" is again slow and traditional bluesy ... A fun show overall, great sound quality, and Jason can really blow that harmonica ... he's only in his early 20's so it's great to see such talent at a young age. Check out this show, you won't be dissapointed!
October 17, 2005 Subject:
WoW! Fantastic show
Never heard of this guy but man, I'm spreading the word fast. This guy is a harp genius - never a dull moment. Great dynamics with the whole band. We want more!
October 11, 2005 Subject:
TRUST THE REVIEWS
I am telling y'all right now: trust the reviews. These guys are unbelievable. I can't believe I had never heard of these guys before. Jason plays like Duane Allman on the harp. Which is funny, because Duane always said that he tried to immitate a harp when he was playin slide. The guitarist plays like Stevie Ray. This band is sikk.
May 31, 2005 Subject:
A "MUST SEE" BAND
I've had the pleasure of seeing these guys twice and was blown away both times. Totally amazing harp player...you can't imagine til you actually hear him; great up-and-coming young guitar player...thoroughly rips; excellent rhythm section. What more do you need? And they're very friendly, approachable guys who appreciate a good audience. If they're anywhere near you, take the time to go see them: you won't be disappointed.
March 31, 2005 Subject:
If you need blues tonight,
they're your peers.
January 13, 2005 Subject:
i think my head my explode
great merciful crap is this some kind of harpin and stuff. Trust these reviews you will not be disapointed. Perfect quality and just all around fantastic.
December 1, 2004 Subject:
Yeap, one of the best live recordings I ever heard. But if it were an studio album it sure would be one of the best albums ;)
November 30, 2004 Subject:
This show is sick, and the quality is almost perfect! Thanks for sending me this show snarkus.
November 23, 2004 Subject:
you *need* to hear this!
this is a stellar recording of a smokin' show. sit back, close your eyes, and you're there. if you're unsure, check out "My Head Is A Bad Neighborhood" to get an idea of what you're in for. or try the kickass "Same Thing". or feed your head on "Reverse Technology", a tribute to coltrane with "Mr. PC", "Afro Blue", and "My Favorite Things" in it. or an alternately blistering and spacy "Feel Good Funk > Jam > Turkish Coffee > Amazing Grace > Turkish Coffee" that spans 40 minutes or so (that's jazz flutist herbie mann's Turkish Coffee).
the band is great, and really tight (they tour 300 nights a year). and jason plays harp like you've never heard it, or even imagined it, played before. awesome show.